PhD Completed

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2014

Isha Agarwal
Harvard University (Biological Sciences in Public Health – Epidemiology) “Exploring the associations between diabetes, fibrosis-related biomarkers, and cardiovascular disease
Advisor: Eric Rimm, Sc.D.

Milena Maria Andzelm
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Committee on Immunology) "Functional and genomic analysis of MEF2 transcription factors in neural development"
Advisor: Michael Greenberg, Ph.D.

Alexander F. Bagley
Harvard University (GSAS - Biophysics) “Optically-Active Nanomaterials for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications in Ovarian Cancer”
Advisor: Sangeeta Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D.

Alexander Bick
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “At the Heart of the Genome: Rare Genetic Variation, Cardiovascular Disease, and Therapy
Advisors: Jonathan Seidman, Ph.D., and Christine Seidman, M.D.

YunXiang Chu
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) “The Role of Protein Kinase C in Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity
Advisor: Wade Regehr, Ph.D.

Neir Eshel
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) “Arithmetic and local circuitry underlying dopamine prediction errors”
Advisor: Naoshige Uchida, Ph.D.

Jonathan David Herman
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “Halofuginone: A story of how target identification of an ancient Chinese medicine and multi-step evolution informs malaria drug discovery
Advisor: Dyann Wirth, Ph.D.

Sarah James Hill
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “New insights into BRCA1 function and its role in cancer development”
Advisor: David M. Livingston, M.D.

Wen Fan Hu
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) “Building a Bigger Brain: Centriole Control of Cerebral Cortical Development"
Advisor: Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.

Wendy W. Liu
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) “Dissecting Olfactory and Thermosensory Circuits in Drosophila
Advisor: Rachel Wilson, Ph.D.

Erin M. Loeliger
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “Structure-Function Analysis of the Conserved Histone Chaperone Spt6
Advisor: Fred M. Winston, Ph.D.

Karolina Maciag
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Committee on Immunology) Effector functions and regulation of IFNγ-induced immunity to intracellular pathogens"
Advisor: Nir Hacohen, Ph.D.

Ilka Netravali
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Immunology) “Elucidation of plasmacytoid dendritic cell development
Advisor: Dr. Shiv Pillai

Rishi Puram
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences)“Defining and Targeting Transcriptional Pathways in Leukemia Stem Cells"
Advisor: Benjamin Ebert, M.D., D.Phil.

Alexander O. Subtelny
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Biology) “mRNA poly(A)-tail lengths and their regulatory significance”
Advisor: David P. Bartel, Ph.D.

Kimberly L. Sue
Harvard University (Department of Anthropology) "Wicked Bad Habits: Governing Women on Heroin in the Carceral-Therapeutic State in Massachusetts"
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Kleinman

Veena Venkatachalam
Harvard University (GSAS - Biophysics) “Engineering microbial rhodopsins to expand the optogenetic toolkit”
Advisor: Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D.

2013

Sylvan Baca
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “Genomic analyses of primary prostate adenocarcinoma
Advisor: Dr. Levi Garraway

José A. Canseco
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Medical Engineering and Medical Physics) “Tissue Engineering the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Regenerative Medicine Approach in Orthopaedic Surgery
Advisor: Dr. Charles A. Vacanti

Yamicia Connor
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Medical Engineering and Medical Physics) “Novel mechanisms of endothelial-epithelial interactions underlying cancer metastasis
Advisor: Dr. Shiladitya Sengupta

John Dickson
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “The Role of the Human Tau 3’-Untranslated Region in Regulating Tau Expression
Advisor: Dr. Michael S. Wolfe

Gilad David Evrony
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “Single-cell Sequencing Studies of Somatic Mutation in the Human Brain
Advisor: Dr. Christopher A. Walsh

William Hwang
Harvard University (GSAS - Biophysics) “The mechanism and regulation of chromatin remodeling by ISWI family enzymes
Advisor: Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang

David J. Konieczkowski
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “Systematic approaches to overcoming limitations of MAPK pathway inhibition in melanoma
Advisor: Dr. Levi A. Garraway

Athar N. Malik
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) “Genome-wide identification and characterization of stimulus-responsive enhancers in the nervous system
Advisor: Dr. Michael E. Greenberg

Aswin Sekar
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “A natural allelic series of complex structural variants and its influence on the risk of lupus and schizophrenia"
Advisor: Steven A. McCarroll, Ph.D.

Amy Saltzman Porter
Harvard University (GSAS - Anthropology) “Mobile Patients, Static Response: (Mis)managing well-being amidst South Africa's dual epidemic
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Kleinman

Michael H. Xiang
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “Physiological and Pharmacological Regulation of the STAT3 Pathway in Cancer
Advisor: Dr. David A. Frank

Yanjia (Jason) Zhang
Harvard University (Biological Sciences in Public Health)"Turning the tide against TB: Remaking ineffective host defenses into mechanisms for tuberculosis control
Advisor: Dr. Eric Rubin

2012

Vincent Auyeung
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Biology) “Sequence Determinants of pri-miRNA recognition and processing
Advisor: Dr. David Bartel

Iahn Cajigas Gonzalez
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Electrical and Medical Engineering) “Methods Toward Improved Lower Extremity Rehabilitation
Advisor: Dr. Emery N. Brown and Dr. Paolo Bonato

Vijay Ganesh
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Program in Neuroscience) “Identification and Characterization of Genes Essential for Human Brain Development
Advisor: Dr. Christopher A. Walsh

Yin Pun (Rex) Hung
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “Single Cell Imaging of Metabolism with Fluorescent Biosensors
Advisor: Dr. Gary Yellen

Mark Lee
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Immunology) “Genomic approaches to dissect innate immune pathways
Advisor: Dr. Nir Hacohen

ChieYu (Chewie) Lin
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “Developmental Origins of Aggressive Medulloblastoma
Advisor: Dr. Laurie Jackson-Grusby

Devarati Mitra
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Biological and Biomedical Sciences) “The Role of Pigmentation and Oncogenic BRAF in Melanoma”
Advisor: Dr. David Fisher

Yin Ren
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Medical Engineering) "Tumor-Penetrating Delivery of Small Interfering RNA Therapeutics
Advisor: Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia

Elisabeth Rossin
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Biological and Biomedical Sciences) "The proteomic landscape of human disease: construction and evaluation of networks associated to complex traits
Advisor: Dr. Mark Daly

Tisamarie Sherry
Harvard University (Department of Health Care Policy) "Maternal Health and Child Development Programs in the United States and Rwanda : An Evaluation of Policies to Improve Quality and Efficiency
Advisor: Dr. Richard Frank

Takahiro Soda
Harvard University - MIT Division of HST (Brain and Cognitive Sciences) “The Functional Role of DISC1/ATF4 Interaction within the PDE4D Locus
Advisor: Dr. Li-Huei Tsai

Zirui Song
Harvard University (Department of Health Care Policy) “Financial Incentives in Health Care Reform: Evaluating Payment Reform in Accountable Care Organizations and Competitive Bidding in Medicare”
Advisor: Dr. Michael E. Chernew

Sae Takada
Harvard University (Department of Health Care Policy) “Quality of life, health-related stigma, and the social context: longitudinal analyses of PLWHA in Uganda and a literature review
Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Christakis

Lee Adam Wheeler
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Immunology) "CD4 aptamer-siRNA chimeras (CD4-AsiCs) knockdown gene expression in CD4+ cells and inhibit HIV transmission
Advisor: Dr. Judy Lieberman

Amy Jia Xu
Harvard University (GSAS-Biophysics) "Force Sensitivity of the von Willebrand Factor A2 Domain
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Springer

Yawei (Jenny) Yang
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences) "ZNF335: A Novel Regulator of Stem Cell Proliferation and Cell Fate in the Cerebral Cortex
Advisor: Dr. Christopher A. Walsh


2011

Amma Agyemang
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Immunology) “Regulation of Self-Reactive B cells: Implications for Complement and Toll-like Receptors”
Advisor: Michael C. Carroll, Ph.D.

Daniel Aaron Buckland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Ultrasound imaging of cervical spine motion for extreme acceleration environments"
Advisor: Brian Snyder, Ph.D., M.D.

Lauren K. Buhl
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Brain & Cognitive Sciences) “Synaptic Stucture and Function at the Drosophila Larval Neuromuscular Junction: A Molecular Analysis of Complexin and Radish”
Advisor: J. Troy Littleton, M.D., Ph.D.

Yiyin Erin Chen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Phosphorylation-based control of cellular asymmetry and the cell cycle in Caulobacter crescents"
Advisor: Michael T. Laub, Ph.D.

Sonia Cohen
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences – Genetics) “Activity-Dependent Phosphorylation of MeCP2 in Neural Development and Rett Syndrome”
Advisor: Michael E. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Joseph W. Franses
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) “Regulatory Roles of Endothelial Cells in Cancer”
Advisor: Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Daniel Steven Herman
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences – Genetics ) “Massively parallel, targeted DNA resequencing and cardiovascular disease”
Advisor: Jonathan Seidman, Ph.D.

Marie Hollenhorst
Harvard University (HST – Chemical Biology) “Biosynthesis and biological activity of the dapdiamide antibiotics”
Advisor: Christopher T. Walsh, Ph.D.

Peggy Ping Hsu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “The Identification of the mTOR-Regulated Phosphoproteome and a Mediator of Feedback Inhibition to PI3K-Akt”
Advisor: David Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Mawunyo Koffie
Harvard University "Molecular Imaging of Synaptic Changes in Alzheimer's Disease"
Advisor: Bradley T. Hyman, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Grant Miller
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Immunology ) “Targeting Leukemia Stem Cells in the Hematopoietic Niche”
Advisor: Benjamin L. Ebert, M.D., D.Phil.

Vikram Pattanayak
Harvard University (HST - Chemistry & Chemical Biology ) “Revealing the DNA Cleavage Specificities of Therapeutically Relevant Endonucleases Through In Vitro Selection”
Advisor: David R. Liu, Ph.D.

Sidharth Venkata Puram
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences – Pathology) “Calcium-Regulated Ubiquitin Signaling at the Centrosome Drives Dendrite Patterning in the Mammalian Brain”
Advisor: Azad Bonni, M.D., Ph.D.

Benjamin Isaac Rapoport
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) “Glucose-Powered Neuroelectronics”
Advisor: Rahul Sarpeshkar, Ph.D.

Arvind Ravi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST Biology) “The Functional MicroRNA Landscape of Mammalian Development”
Advisor: Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D.

Narie Yoo Storer
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences – Genetics ) “Characterization of the myogenic program in zebrafish rhabdomyosarcoma”
Advisor: Leonard Zon, M.D.

Christos George Tsokos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Regulation of Cell Fate Asymmetry in Caulobacter crescentus by a Complex of Two Component Signaling Proteins"
Advisor: Michael Laub, Ph.D.


2010

Jonathan Abraham
Harvard University (HST – Biophysics) “Host Cell Recognition by New World Hemmorrhagic Fever Arenaviruses”
Advisors: Stephen C. Harrison, Ph.D. and Hyeryun Choe, Ph.D.

Quentin J. Baca
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences - Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) “Adaptor proteins regulate cellular functions in the context of a dynamic membrane interface”
Advisor: David E. Golan, M.D., Ph.D.

Divya S. Bolar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) “Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen (CMRO2)”
Advisor: Elfar Adalsteinsson, Ph.D.

Yves R. Chretien
Harvard University (HST – Statistics) “A New Kullback-Leibler Statistic to Quantify Discrimination and Calibration in Binomial Models”
Advisor: Jun Liu, Ph.D.

Gillian L. Fell
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological and Biomedical Sciences –Cell Biology) “ The role of the endogenous opioid beta-endorphin in systemic and behavioral responses to radiation exposure”
Advisor: David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.

Salil Garg
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Immunology) “Arl8b directs lysosomal trafficking in antigen presentation and microbial defense”
Advisor: Michael B. Brenner, M.D.

Matthew B. Greenblatt
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Immunology) “TAK1in Skeletal Homeostasis”
Advisor: Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.

Honor Hsin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST - Biology) “Roles of GSK-3beta and PYK2 signaling pathways in synaptic plasticity”
Advisor: Morgan Sheng, Ph.D.

Mai Anh Huynh
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Pathology "Role of the Cdh1-APC/SnoN Pathway in Neuronal Morphogenesis"
Advisor: Azad Bonni, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas M. Kolokotrones
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences- Biological and Biomedical Sciences- Cell and Developmental Biology) “Curvature in Metabolic Scaling”
Advisors: Walter Fontana, Ph.D.

Ilya Boris Leskov
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Modeling hematologic malignancies and their treatment in humanized mice”
Advisor: Jianzhu Chen, Ph.D.

Craig H. Mermel
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Genetics) “The Analysis of Somatic Copy Number Alteration in Human Cancers”
Advisor: Matthew L. Meyerson, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas F. Rogers
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Virology) “INTRINSIC IMMUNE RESPONSE TO VIRAL REPLICATION IN PRIMATES”
Advisor: Norman L. Letvin, M.D.

Chara E. Rydzak
Harvard University (Health Policy) “The Application of Decision Analytic Methods to Diverse Public Health Problems in Underserved Populations”
Advisor: Sue Goldie, M.D., M.P.H.

Sol Schulman
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences; CDB) “Secretory Protein Biogenesis: From Membrane Translocation to Vitamin K-Dependent Disulfide Bridge Formation"
Advisor: Tom Rapoport, Ph.D.

Rochelle M. Witt
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Of Structure and Function: The Nature of the Sonic Hedgehog-Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan Interaction”
Advisor: Rosalind A. Segal, M.D., Ph.D.


2009

Rachel A. Bortnick
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “ Genetic Dissection of the Dscam Pathway”
Advisor: Dietmar Schmucker, Ph.D.

Allen W. Bryan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP - Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics) “Prediction of Parallel In-Register Amyloidogenic Beta-Structures In Highly Beta-Rich Protein Sequences By Pairwise Propensity Analysis”
Advisor: Bonnie Berger, Ph.D.

Jennifer Chang
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “The histone regulatory proteins Spt10 and Spt21: roles in growth and silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”
Advisor: Fred Winston, Ph.D.

Christy Comeaux
Harvard University (Biological Sciences in Public Health) “Epigenetic regulation of virulence gene expression in Plasmodium falciparum”
Advisor: Manoj Duraisingh, Ph.D.

Michael L. Dougan
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Immunology) “Balancing Oncogenic Inflammation and Anti-Tumor Immunity in the Development of Novel Immune Therapies for Cancer”
Advisor: Glenn Dranoff, M.D.

Marlys S. Fassett
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Immunology) “The Nur77 family in T cell tolerance”
Advisor: Christophe Benoist, M.D., Ph.D.

Ruth K. Foreman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Reprogramming Cellular Fate using Defined Factors”
Advisor: Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D.

Sam H. Horng
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Brain & Cognitive Sciences) “Identification and functional characterization of two patterning genes, Zic4 and Ten_m3, in topographic map formation of the visual pathway”
Advisor: Mriganka Sur, Ph.D.

Ryan M. Lanning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP) “Tumor Vasculature and Microenvironment during Progression and Treatment: Insights from Optical Microscopy”
Advisor: Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D.

Zachary S. Morris
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Pathology) “Regulation of EGFR by the NF2 Tumor Suppressor, Merlin”
Advisor: Andrea McClatchey, Ph.D.

Mobolaji O. Olurinde
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP - Biological Engineering) “Factors Contributing to T Cell Persistence in a Tolerizing Tumor Environment”
Advisor: Jianzhu Chen, Ph.D.

Scott E. Potenta
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences – Cell Biology) “Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Cancer Progression and Tissue Fibrosis”
Advisor: Raghu Kalluri, Ph.D.

Carlos Soto
Harvard University (Philosophy) “Extending and Ending Life in Health Care and Beyond”
Advisor: Frances M. Kamm, Ph.D.

Srinivas R. Viswanathan
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological and Biomedical Sciences – Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology) “Lin28: An Inhibitor of microRNA Biogenesis with Roles in Cancer and Development”
Advisor: George Q. Daley, M.D., Ph.D.


2008

Hannah H. Chang
Harvard University (Biophysics) "Non-genetic Heterogeneity in Mammalian Cell Fate Determination"
Advisors: Sui Huang, M.D., Ph.D. and Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D.

Sarah E. Henrickson
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Immunology) "Dynamics of T cell activation in vivo"
Advisor: Ulrich von Andrian, Ph.D.

Onyinye I. Iweala
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Pathology) "The enterohepatic microenvironment modulates immune responses to vaccination"
Advisor: Cathryn R. Nagler, Ph.D.

Joseph A. Ladapo
Harvard University (Health Policy) “Cost-effectiveness of 64-slice Computed Tomography in Cardiac Care and an Analysis of the Adoption and Diffusion of a New Technology”
Advisor: G. Scott Gazelle, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Ken Y. Lin
Harvard University (Biophysics) “Molecular Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment: Implications on Therapy”
Advisor: Umar Mahmood, M.D., Ph.D.

Kaveh Maghsoudi
Harvard University (Biostatistics) “Transcript mapping with Genome Tiling Microarrays”
Advisors: X. Shirley Liu, Ph.D. and John Quackenbush, Ph.D.

Alexander Marson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Programming and Reprogramming Cellular Identity”
Advisors: Richard Young, Ph.D. and Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D.

Sam Y-M. Ng
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Immunology) "Ikaros and Mi-2beta mediated hematopoietic lineage determination"
Advisor: Katia Georgopoulos, Ph.D.

Kush M. Parmar
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Pathology) “Kruppel-like factor 2 as a Central Link Between Blood Flow and Vascular Endothelial Function”
Advisor: Guillermo Garcia-Cardena, Ph.D.

Carlos R. Ponce
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Integrating Visual Information Through Parallel Pathways”
Advisor: Richard Born, M.D.

Jubin W. Ryu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “The roles of myosin II and rap2 in synaptic structure and function”
Advisor: Morgan H. Sheng, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Vijay G. Sankaran
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “Molecular Mechanisms of Erythropoiesis and Globin Gene Regulation”
Advisor: Stuart H. Orkin, M.D.

Kevin A. Shapiro
Harvard University (Psychology) “On the instantiation of grammatical categories in the brain”
Advisor: Alfonso Caramazza, Ph.D.

Rebecca J. Spencer
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “Identification of an Xist RNA binding protein and a novel genetic element at the X inactivation center”
Advisor: Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Mauro D. Zappaterra
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Genetics) “Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Brain Development”
Advisor: Chris A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.

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2007

José O. Alemàn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering) “Gluconeogenesis as a System: Development of in vivo Flux Analysis of Hepatic Glucose Production in Type 2 Diabetes”
Advisor: Gregory Stephanopoulos, Ph.D.

Milan Bajmoczi
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) “Internalization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Non-polarized and Polarized Epithelial Cells: a CFTR- and Caveolin-1-dependent Process”
Advisor: David E. Golan, M.D., Ph.D.

Brinda Balakrishnan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP) “Computational Modeling of Local Intravascular Drug Delivery”.
Advisor: Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Yeang H. Ch'ng
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) “Functional Imaging of Cellular and Vascular Activity in Visual Cortex”
Advisor: R. Clay Reid, M.D., Ph.D.

Kyle K-H. Farh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Targeting and Function of Mammalian MicroRNAs”
Advisor: David P. Bartel, Ph.D.

Adam A.L. Friedman
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “Genomic dissection of receptor tyrosine kinase activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase in Drosophila”
Advisor: Norbert Perrimon, Ph.D.

Lilit Garibyan
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Pathology) “The Role of TACI Mutations in Common Variable Immunodeficiency”
Advisor: Raif S. Geha, M.D.

Raj K. Gopal
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Regulation of DNA Double-Strand Break Repair by Parkin”.
Advisor: Bruce A. Yankner, M.D., Ph.D.

Clara Y. Han
Harvard University (Medical Anthropology) “Life in Debt: Depression and Survival in Chile’s Market Democracy”
Advisor: Arthur M. Kleinman, M.D.

Todd M. Herrington
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Attentional Shifts in Parietal Cortex and Behavior”
Advisor: John A. Assad, Ph.D.

Kevin R. King
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering Medical Physics) “High-throughput microfluidic living cell arrays for spatiotemporal gene expression profiling”
Advisor: Martin L. Yarmush, M.D., Ph.D.

Timothy K-L. Lu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering Medical Physics) “Combating Biofilms and Antibiotic Resistance with Synthetic Biology”
Advisor: James J. Collins, Ph.D.

Arindel S. Maharaj
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Pathology) “Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor is Required for Vascular and Tissue Homeostasis”
Advisor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.

Anthony A. Philippakis
Harvard University (Biophysics) “An Integrated Computational Approach for the Determination of Metazoan Cis Regulatory Codes and Cis Regulatory Modules”
Advisor: Martha L. Bulyk, Ph.D.

Sashank K. Reddy
Harvard University (Biophysics) “Ubiquitination by the Anaphase-Promoting Complex Drives Spindle Checkpoint Inactivation”
Advisor: Marc W. Kirschner, Ph.D.

Daniel P. Seeburg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “The Role of Polo-like kinase 2 in Synaptic Function and Plasticity”
Advisor: Morgan H. Sheng, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Erica Seiguer
Harvard University (Health Policy) “Innovation and Incentives in Pharmaceutical Research and Development”
Advisor: Richard G. Frank, Ph.D.

Ganesh M. Shankar
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) “Soluble Amyloid-beta Oligomers and Synaptic Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease”
Advisor: Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D.

Elizabeth H. Stover
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “FIP1L1-PDGFRalpha, a tyrosine kinase fusion protein involved in chronic eosinophilic leukemia”
Advisor: D. Gary Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D.

Zuzana Tothova
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “The Role of Forkhead Transcription Factors in Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis”
Advisor: D. Gary Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D.

Jennifer B. Villaseñor
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Immunology) “The repertoire of Aire-regulated peripheral tissue antigens in single thymic medullary epithelial cells”
Advisor: Diane V. Mathis, Ph.D.

Marc N. Wein
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Immunology) “Regulation of Immunobiology and Skeletal Biology by the Zinc Finger Adaptor Protein Schnurri-3”
Advisor: Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.

Shannon C. Wieland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mathematics) “Computational, Statistical and Graph-Theoretical Methods for Disease Mapping and Cluster Detection”
Advisor: Bonnie Berger, Ph.D.

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2006

Aaron D. Aguirre
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering Medical Physics) “Advances in Optical Coherence Tomography and Microscopy for Endoscopic Applications and Functional Neuroimaging”
Advisor: James G. Fujimoto, Ph.D.

Zarine R. Balsara
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Immunology) "The interaction of Chlamydia trachomatis with mammalian host cells".
Advisor: Michael N. Starnbach, Ph.D.

Amar Dhand
Oxford University (UK) (Educational Studies) “Peer Learning Among a Group of Heroin Addicts in India: An Ethnographic Study”
Advisor: Geoffrey Walford, Ph.D.

Savita V. Dandapani
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Genetics) "Role of alpha-actinin-4 in the kidney"
Advisor: Martin R. Pollak, M.D.

John P. Dekker
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) "Molecular Analysis of Gating in Voltage Dependent Ion Channels".
Advisor: Gary I. Yellen, Ph.D.

Anna F. Farago
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) "Uncovering Molecular and Spatial Predictors of Brainstem Neuron Identity"
Advisor: Susan M. Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D.

Brendan D. Galvin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) "The Regulation of Programmed and Pathological Cell Death in C. elegans"
Advisor: H. Robert Horvitz, Ph.D.

John R. Greenland
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Virology) " Vaccine antigen expression and immune responses "
Advisor: Norman Letvin, M.D.

Brian P. Hafler
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) Transcriptional Regulation of Olig2 in Motor Neuron Development”
Advisor: David H. Rowitch, M.D., Ph.D.

John W. Hanna
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Cell and Developmental Biology) "Functional Analysis of Ubp6, a Proteasome-Associated Deubiquitinating Enzyme"
Advisor: Daniel J. Finley, Ph.D.

Nicholas E. Houstis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “ Reactive oxygen species play a causal role in multiple forms of insulin resistance ”
Advisor: Eric Lander, Ph.D.

Stephen J. Huffaker
University of Cambridge (UK) and NIH-GPP (Neuroscience) “Expression Profiling of Human Brain Tissue as a Means of Identifying Novel Candidate Genes for Schizophrenia”
Advisors: Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D. and Sabine Bahn, M.D., Ph.D.

Vidyasagar Koduri
Harvard University (Biophysics) "Folding and Maturation of Lipoprotein Receptors"
Advisor: Stephen C. Blacklow, M.D., Ph.D.

Christina E. Mills
Harvard School of Public Health (Infectious Disease - Epidemiology) "Transmission and Control of Pandemic Influenza".
Advisor: Marc Lipsitch, D.Phil.

Robert S. Ohgami
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Cell and Developmental Biology) "Identification and characterization of the Steap family of metalloreductases"
Advisor: Mark D. Fleming, M.D., D. Phil.

Patrick K. Safo
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) "The Role of Endocannabinoids in Synaptic Plasticity as the Granule Cell to Purkinje Cell Synapse"
Advisor: Wade G. Regehr, Ph.D.

Lakshminarayan Srinivasan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) "From Thought to Action"
Advisor: Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. and Sanjoy Mitter, Ph.D.

Anna L. Stevens
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biological Engineering Division) "Mechanical injury and inflammatory cytokines affect cartilage matrix integrity and tissue homeostatis: A mass spectrometric analysis of proteins with relevance to arthritis"
Advisor: Steven R. Tannenbaum, Ph.D.

Bryan K-H. Sun
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Genetics) "Mechanisms of Tsix-mediated repression of Xist"
Advisor: Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Vesselin T. Tomov
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Genetics) "Codon-Optimized and Reporter-Packaging Strains of HIV-1"
Advisor: Brian Seed, Ph.D.

Leo L. Tsai
Harvard University (Biophysics) "Development of a Low-Field 3He MRI System to Study Posture-Dependence of Pulmonary Function"
Advisor: Ronald L. Walsworth, Jr., Ph.D.

Ellen Yeh
Harvard University (Biophysics) "Enzymatic Halogenation During Natural Product Biosynthesis"
Advisor: Christopher T. Walsh, Ph.D.

Glenn C-W. Yiu
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) "Signaling Mechanisms Limiting Axon Regeneration in the Adult Central Nervous System"
Advisor: Zhigang He, Ph.D., B.M.

Martin Zalesak
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering Medical Physics) “Transitive Inference in Healthy Humans and Implications for Schizophrenia”
Advisor: Stephan Heckers, M.D., MS.c

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2005

Andrew J. Aguirre
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Genetics) “Genetic Determinants of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma”
Advisor: Ronald A. Depinho, M.D., Ph.D.

Siraj M. Ali
Harvard University (Biophysics) “A Tale of Two mTor Complexes”
Advisor: David Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D

Jakob Begun
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) “Investigating the host-pathogen interaction using a Staphylococcus-Caenorhabditis elegans model system”
Advisor: Frederick M. Ausubel, Ph.D.

David A. Berry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biological Engineering) “Glycosaminoglycan regulation of cell function”
Advisor: Robert S. Langer, Ph.D.

Irene A. Chen
Harvard University (Biophysics) “Building a Protocell: Physical Aspects and Emergent Behaviors”
Advisor: Jack W. Szostak, Ph.D.

Phillip A. Erwin
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) “Dynamic S-Nitrosylation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase in Vascular Endothelial Cells”
Advisor: Thomas Michel, M.D., Ph.D

Jean-Marc Gauguet
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Pathology) “Normal and Malignant Lymphocyte Migration: Glycosyltransferases and Integrins in Lymphocyte Homing & CXCR4 Inhibition of Multiple Myeloma”
Advisor: Ulrich von Andrian-Werburg, M.D., Ph.D.

Paul M. George
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering Medical Physics) “Novel Polypyrrole Derivatives to Enhance Conductive Polymer- Tissue Interaction”
Advisor: Robert S. Langer, Ph.D.

Robert S. Griffin
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Neuroscience) “Gene expression associated with neuropathic pain”
Advisor: Clifford Woolf, Ph.D.

Robert S. Hagan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Regulation of the Spindle Checkpoint by Mad2 Binding Proteins”
Advisor: Peter Sorger, Ph.D.

Ashutosh P. Jadhav
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “Regulation of vertebrate retinal development by the Notch signaling pathway”
Advisor: Connie L. Cepko, Ph.D.

David H. Jung
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “Cis-acting elements controlling antigen receptor gene assembly”
Advisor: Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D 

Junne Kamihara
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Studies at the Hemochromatosis (HFE) Locus: Gene conversions, Haplotypes, and an Association Analysis”
Advisor: David E. Houseman, Ph.D.

Rita Khodosh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Beach1 Functionally Antagonizes Rab11 During Development and in Regulating Synaptic Morphology”
Advisor: Paul A. Garrity, Ph.D.

Bradley J. Molyneaux
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Molecular Development of Corticospinal Motor Neurons”
Advisor: Jeffrey D. Macklis, M.D.

Sahar Nissim
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Cell and Developmental Biology) “Signaling Centers in Early Limb Development”
Advisor: Clifford J. Tabin, Ph.D.

Carlos F. Paz
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Cell and Developmental “Circadian Clock Function in the Mammalian Retina”
Advisor: Charles J. Wietz, M.D., Ph.D.

James Rhee
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “Partnership of HNF4a with the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1a in the regulation of hepatic glucose and lipid homeostasis”
Advisor: Bruce M. Spiegelman, Ph.D.

Douglas Rubinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Knocked Down and Knocked Out: A lentiviral system for RNAi transgenesis and the Ena/VASP triple-knockout uncovers functions in mouse development”
Advisor: Frank B. Gertler, Ph.D. 

Safa Sadeghpour
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Brain & Cognitive Sciences) “NMDA Normalization in Hippocampal Neurons: Activity-Dependent, Temporal, and Spatial Properties”
Advisor: Guosong Liu, M.D., Ph.D. 

Jay A. Shendure
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “Multiplex Genome Sequencing and Analysis”
Advisor: George M. Church, Ph.D

Benjamin D. Sommers
Harvard University (Health Policy) “The dynamics of public and private health insurance coverage in the United States”
Advisor: Joseph P. Newhouse, Ph.D.

David Y. Takeda
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Pathology) “Regulation of Mammalian Replication Initiators During the Cell Cycle”
Advisor: Anindya Dutta, Ph.D.

Cullen M. Taniguchi
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Cell and Developmental) “The Dissection of Insulin Signaling Isoforms In Vivo: Molecular Mechanisms of Hepatic Insulin Action”
Advisor: C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., D.Sc.

Griffin M. Weber
Harvard University (Engineering & Applied Sciences) “Data representation and algorithms for biomedical informatics applications”
Advisor: Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D. 

Ernest N. Yeh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) “Advanced Image Reconstruction in Parallel Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Constraints and Solutions”
Advisor: Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D.

Lisa M. Zakhary
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Anatomical and Functional Analysis of MicroRNAs in Mammalian Olfactory Neurogenesis”
Advisor: Catherine Dulac, Ph.D.

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2004

Vassilios J. Bezzerides
Harvard University (Committee on Biophysics) "Rapid Translocation of the TRPC5 Ion Channel: Implications for Growth Cone Motility"
Advisor: David E. Clapham, M.D., Ph.D.

Emanuela Binello
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering Medical Physics- Nuclear Engineering) “Role of Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptors in Mechanisms of Rejection in Heart Transplantation”
Advisor: Richard N. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.

Jay Hwan Chyung
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) "Cell Surface Events in the Amyloidogenic Processing of the Amyloid Precursor Protein"
Advisor: Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D.

Jason I. Comander
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Cell and Developmental Biology) "Transcriptional and Functional Modulation of the Endothelial Cell Inflammatory Response by a Biomechanical Stimulus"
Advisor: Michael A. Gimbrone, Jr., M.D.

Sophie C. Currier
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) "Genetics of Walker-Warburg Syndrome: A Disorder of Brain, Muscle and Eye Development"
Advisor: Chris A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas A.S. Deuel
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Doublecortin and the Doublecortin-like Kinase in CNS Development and Plasticity”
Advisor: Chris A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.

Yonatan H. Grad
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Genetics) “Computational analysis and prediction of regulatory sequences in bilaterians”
Advisor: George M. Church, Ph.D.

Jeremy A. Greene
Harvard University (History of Science) “The Therapeutic Transition: Pharmaceuticals and the Marketing of Chronic Disease”
Advisor: Allan Brandt, Ph.D.

Sanjiv Harpavat
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Roles of Thyroid Hormones in Chick Retinal Development”
Advisor: Constance L. Cepko, Ph.D.

Arlo J. Miller
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Cell and Developmental Biology) “The Regulation of Melanoma Antigens by the Microphthalmia Transcription Factor”
Advisor: David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D

David T. Miyamoto
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Cell and Developmental Biology) "Probing the Functions of Kinesins in Mitosis"
Advisor: Timothy J. Mitchison, Ph.D.

Eric A. Osborn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering and Medical Physics) “Actin Dynamics in Motile Cells”
Advisor: C. Forbes Dewey, Ph.D.

Jonathan S. Thierman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering Medical Physics) “Sources of Difference Frequency Sound in a Dual-Frequency Imaging System with Implications for Monitoring Thermal Surgery”
Advisor: Kullervo H. Hynynen, Ph.D.

Jacob W. Ulm
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences - Genetics)
“Elucidation of retroviral capsid residues involved in modulation of murine and human cell post-entry restriction”
Advisor: Richard C. Mulligan, Ph.D.

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2003

Francis J. Alenghat
Harvard University (Biophysics) “Mechanotransduction Through Integrins”/
Advisor: Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D.

Scott D. Boyd
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “p53: Two Target Genes, and a Regulatory Mechanism”
Advisor: Tyler E. Jacks, Ph.D.

Martin D. Burke
Harvard University (Chemistry & Chemical Biology) “A Synthesis Strategy for Generating Diverse Skeletons of Small Molecules Combinatorially”
Advisor: Stuart L. Schreiber, Ph.D.

Bradley C. Carthon
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Genetics)“D-Type Cyclin Specificity in Murine Development”
Advisor: Piotr Sicinski, M.D.

Christopher W. Connor
Massachusetts Institute of Technolgoy (Medical Engineering and Medical Physics) “Simulation Methods and Tissue Porperty Models for Non-invasive Transcranial Focused Ultrasound Surgery”
Advisor: Kullervo Hynynen, Ph.D.

Andrew E.H. Elia
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Cell and Developmental Biology) “Proteomic Screen Reveals that the Polo-box Domain is a Phosphoserine/threonine-binding Module”
Advisor: Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D.

Kumaran Kolandaivelu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering and Medical Physics) “The Development and Application of an In Vitro Model of Coronary Lesion Thrombosis “
Advisor: Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Heather E. Moss
Harvard University (HST MEMP) “Mechanical Stresses in Vocal Fold Tissue During Voice Production”
Advisor: Robert E. Howe, Ph.D.

Gabriela Motyckova
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) “Microphthalmia Transcription Factor Family Target Genes in Osteoclasts”
Advisor: David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan G. Murnick
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) “Local Interactions Between Pre-Synaptic Activity and Post-Synaptic Properties of Excitatory Synapses in the Hippocampus”
Advisor: Guosong Liu, Ph.D.

Hien Thanh Tran
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “A Role for Forkheads Transcription Factors in the Response to Stress”
Advisor: Michael E. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Thanh-Nga T. Tran
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Chemical Engineering) “Development of Reversible "Smart" Surfaces for Biomedical and Nanotechnological Applications”
Advisor: Robert S. Langer, Ph.D.

Victoria E. Wang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Investigating the Role of Oct-1 in Development and Lymphopoiesis”
Advisor: Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D.

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2002

Teresa H. Chae
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Genetic and Phenotypic Analysis of the hyh Mouse Mutant”
Advisor: Chris A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.

Sandeep R. Datta
Harvard University (Division of Medial Sciences-Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) “Coupling Growth Factors to the Apoptotic Machinery: Biochemical and Genetic Elucidation of the PI-3-Kinase/Akt/BAD Survival Signaling Cascade”
Advisor: Michael E. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Anita Goel
Harvard University (Physics) “Single Molecule Dynamics of Motor Enzymes Moving Along DNA”
Advisor: Dudley R. Herschbach, Ph.D.

Anna Greka
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “TRP Channels and the Cytoskeleton: Implications for Neuronal Growth and Cellular Motility”
Advisor: David E. Clapham, M.D., Ph.D.

Edmund A. Griffin
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Light, Cryptochrome, and Circadian Clocks”
Advisor: Charles J. Weitz, M.D., Ph.D.

Chao-Wei Hwang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Medical Engineering and Medical Physics) “Local Pharmacokinetics of Stent-Based Drug Delivery”
Advisor: Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Wynn H. Kao
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Genetics) “Degradation of E6AP in the Absence and Presence of HPV E6 ”
Advisor: Peter M. Howley, M.D.

Samuel G. Katz
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Genetics) “Regulation of Hematopoietic and Cardiac Development Mediated by the GATA Transcription Cofactor FOG-1”
Advisor: Stuart H. Orkin, M.D.

William T. Kimberly
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Intermembrane Proteolysis and Signal Transduction: The Gamma-Secretase Complex and its Connection to Alzheimer's Disease”
Advisor: Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D.

Rahul M. Kohli
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) “Macrocyclization Catalysis by Excised Thioesterase Domains from Natural Product Synthetases”/
Advisor: Christopher T. Walsh, Ph.D.

Mayra E. Lorenzo
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Virology) “Downregulation of MHC Class I Molecules by Herpesviruses: Usurpation of Intracellular Trafficking Pathways”
Advisor: Hidde L. Ploegh, Ph.D.

Kenway Louie
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Mnemonic Information in the Rodent Hippocampus during Wake and Sleep States”
Advisor: Matthew A. Wilson, Ph.D.

Carolyn I. Rodriguez
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Innovating Genetic Technology to Map the Origin of the Precerebellar System:”
Advisor: Susan M. Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D.

Gisela M. Sandoval
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Molecular Genetic Analysis of an Interaction between the Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter and Synaptobrevin in Caenorhabditis Elegans”
Advisor: Gary B. Ruvkun,. Ph.D.

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2001

Alexandre R. Carter
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience)“Neurotrophin Modulation of Cerebellar Development and Synaptic Plasticity”
Advisor: Roslyn Segal, M.D., Ph.D.

Lisa A. Catapano
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Stage-Specific Control over Neocortical Callosal Projection Neuron Survival and Differentiation
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis, M.D.

Ruben C. Fragoso
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Immunology) “Reconstitution of CD8 Single Positive T Cells Using a Chimeric CD8a-Lck Co-receptor Chain”
Advisor: Steven J. Burakoff, M.D.

Benjamin E. Gewurz
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Immunology) “Viral Immune Evasion: A Structural Approach”
Advisor: Hidde Ploegh, Ph.D.

Heather L. Hinds
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Brain & Cognitive Science) “CAMKII and Synaptic Plasticity in the Mammalian Hippocampus”
Advisor: Susumu Tonegawa, Ph.D.

Finny G. Kuruvilla
Harvard University (Chemistry and Chemical Biology) “Studies of the rapamycin-sensitive signaling network using genomics, chemical genetics, and small molecule microarrays”
Advisor: Stuart Schreiber, Ph.D.

Mykol Larvie
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) “X-ray Crystallography and Electron Microscopy of Cell Surface Receptors I. CD46, II. Transferrin Receptor”
Advisor: Stephen Harrison, Ph.D.

Benjamin S. Leader
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Genetics) “Identification and Characterization of Formin-2, a Gene Required for Meiosis in the Oocyte”
Advisor: Philip Leder, M.D.

Irwin H. Lee
Harvard University (Biophysics) “The Role of Putaminal Activity in the Generation and Suppression of Movement”
Advisor: John Assad, Ph.D.

Michelle A. Lee
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Cell and Developmental Biology) “Endogenous Activin-like Signals in the Early Xenopus Embryo: Regional Specification and Timing of Smad2 Phosphorylation”
Advisor: Malcolm Whitman, Ph.D.

Jeffrey P-C. Lin
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Virology) “Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen 3C (EBNA3C) Regulates Transcription through Viral and Cellular Factors”
Advisor: ElliottKieff, M.D., Ph.D.

Mireya F. Nadal-Vicens
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Signaling Mechanisms that Govern the Switch from Neuronal to Astrocyte Differentiation in Neocortical Progenitors”
Advisor: Michael E. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Clark F. Schierle
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) “Protein Targeting in Escherichia coli”
Advisor: Jonathan Beckwith, Ph.D.

Michael W-C. Su
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Immunology) “Characterization of Signaling Pathways Induced by Agonist and Altered Peptide Ligands in the Fratricide of CD8+Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes”
Advisor: Steven J. Burakoff, M.D.

Abraha Taddese
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “Electrophysiology of Spontaneously Active Tuberomammillary Nucleus Neurons”
Advisor: Bruce Bean, Ph.D.

Sohail F. Tavazoie
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Neuroscience) “The Development of Neural Connections from Retina to Thalamus: Maturation and Plasticity of Receptive Fields”
Advisor: R. Clay Reid, M.D., Ph.D.

Kenneth Y. Tsai
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Investigation of the Rb Pathway by Genetic Manipulation in the Mouse”
Advisor: Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.

David Wu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Medical Engineering and Medical Physics) “Effects of Cellular and Tissue Pharmacokinetics on Control-Released Growth Factors”
Advisor: Elazer Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

John C.H. Yoon
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) “Transcriptional Regulation of Metabolism by PPARy and PPARy coactivator-1”
Advisor: Bruce M. Speigelman, Ph.D.

Channing Yu
Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences-Genetics) “Genetics and Genomics of GATA-1 Function in Hematopoiesis”
Advisor: Stuart Orkin, M.D.

Updated July 31, 2014

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